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Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
Incumbent
Alan Kelly

since 11 July 2014
Appointer President of Ireland on the nomination of the Taoiseach
Inaugural holder W. T. Cosgrave as Minister for Local Government
Formation 2 April 1919
Website .ie.environwww

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Irish: An tAire Comhshaoil, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil) is the senior minister at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in the Government of Ireland.

The current Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government is Alan Kelly, TD. He is assisted by:

  • Paudie Coffey, TD – Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Co-ordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy

Overview

The Custom House, Dublin, is the headquarters of the Department.

The Minister is responsible for, amongst other matters:

List of office-holders

  Denotes acting Minister

Minister for Local Government 1919–1924

No. Name Term of office Party
1. W. T. Cosgrave 2 April 1919 9 September 1922 Sinn Féin
2. Ernest Blythe 30 August 1922 15 October 1923 Pro-Treaty Sinn Féin
3. Séamus Burke 15 October 1923 2 June 1924 Cumann na nGaedheal

Minister for Local Government and Public Health 1924–1947

No. Name Term of office Party
Séamus Burke 2 June 1924 23 June 1927 Cumann na nGaedheal
4. Richard Mulcahy 23 June 1927 9 March 1932 Cumann na nGaedheal
5. Seán T. O'Kelly 9 March 1932 8 September 1939 Fianna Fáil
6. P. J. Ruttledge 8 September 1939 14 August 1941 Fianna Fáil
7. Éamon de Valera (acting) 15 August 1941 18 August 1941 Fianna Fáil
8. Seán MacEntee 18 August 1941 22 January 1947 Fianna Fáil

Minister for Local Government 1947–1977

No. Name Term of office Party
Seán MacEntee 22 January 1947 18 February 1948 Fianna Fáil
9. Timothy J. Murphy 18 February 1948 29 April 1949 Labour Party
10. William Norton (acting) 3 May 1949 11 May 1949 Labour Party
11. Michael Keyes 11 May 1949 13 June 1951 Labour Party
12. Paddy Smith (1st time) 13 June 1951 2 June 1954 Fianna Fáil
13. Patrick O'Donnell 2 June 1954 20 March 1957 Fine Gael
Paddy Smith (2nd time) 20 March 1957 27 November 1957 Fianna Fáil
14. Neil Blaney 27 November 1957 10 November 1966 Fianna Fáil
15. Kevin Boland 10 November 1966 7 May 1970 Fianna Fáil
16. Bobby Molloy 9 May 1970 14 March 1973 Fianna Fáil
17. James Tully 14 March 1973 5 July 1977 Labour Party
18. Sylvester Barrett 5 July 1977 16 August 1977 Fianna Fáil

Minister for the Environment 1977–1997

No. Name Term of office Party
Sylvester Barrett 16 August 1977 15 October 1980 Fianna Fáil
19. Ray Burke (1st time) 15 October 1980 30 June 1981 Fianna Fáil
20. Peter Barry 30 June 1981 9 March 1982 Fine Gael
Ray Burke (2nd time) 9 March 1982 14 December 1982 Fianna Fáil
21. Dick Spring 14 December 1982 13 December 1983 Labour Party
22. Liam Kavanagh 13 December 1983 14 February 1986 Labour Party
23. John Boland 14 February 1986 10 March 1987 Fine Gael
24. Pádraig Flynn 10 March 1987 8 November 1991 Fianna Fáil
25. John Wilson (acting) 8 November 1991 14 November 1991 Fianna Fáil
26. Rory O'Hanlon 14 November 1991 14 February 1992 Fianna Fáil
27. Michael Smith 14 February 1992 14 December 1994 Fianna Fáil
28. Brendan Howlin 14 December 1994 26 June 1997 Labour Party
29. Noel Dempsey 26 June 1997 22 July 1997 Fianna Fáil

Minister for Environment and Local Government 1997–2002

No. Name Term of office Party
Noel Dempsey 22 July 1997 6 June 2002 Fianna Fáil

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2002–2011

No. Name Entered Office Left Office Party
30. Martin Cullen 6 June 2002 29 September 2004 Fianna Fáil
31. Dick Roche 29 September 2004 14 June 2007 Fianna Fáil
32. John Gormley 14 June 2007 23 January 2011 Green Party
33. Éamon Ó Cuív 23 January 2011 9 March 2011 Fianna Fáil

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government 2011–present

No. Name Term of office Party
34. Phil Hogan 9 March 2011 11 July 2014 Fine Gael
35. Alan Kelly 11 July 2014 Incumbent Labour Party

See also

References

External links

  • Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
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